Category Archives: active learning

SGLI 2017 – Becoming peacemakers with friends from around the world

Guest bloggers:  Robin Nordström, Alice Corneliusson, Sahand Salary For the eighth year in a row, the Student Global Leadership Institute (SGLI) brought more than 70 high school students from 23 schools in 9 countries to Hawaii. The three high school students … Continue reading

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VRG Lead Teacher, Mona von Porat, shares her findings regarding formative teaching methods

VRG Lead Teacher, Mona von Porat, shares her findings from a yearlong study of best practices with formative teaching methods in our municipality’s classrooms. Click here to read the entire report: (NOTE:  entire report in Swedish) #variationinmethod #effective #efficient #vocabularybank … Continue reading

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When student work is recognized outside of school, it becomes more real

Students excel in many different ways.  Music students show their talents in concerts, athletes show their skills on the playing fields and entrepreneurial students win their competitions for the best company.  And, while it is true that our top academic … Continue reading

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Sometimes, the most powerful learning takes place outside the classroom and in the connection between people

Sometimes I observe the most powerful learning in the most unexpected place.  A couple of weeks ago, I visited some students doing field work at another school.  What I expected to see was far exceeded by what I came to … Continue reading

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Remembering Culture Café 2017 / Kulturkafé 2017

Thanks to all of our Music and Art profile students who “stole the show” during our Culture Café 2017 … Watching the concert: and listening . . . Then, we were able to walk through the exciting art show: The whole … Continue reading

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What it is like to be an entrepreneur … one student investigates

(Guest blogger:  Cedric Bratt) On Tuesday the 23d of May, I visited an event called SIME next. SIME next is the largest IT-event for youths in northern Europe and it is great! Now the event wasn’t only about IT; it was … Continue reading

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How to use time in the best way? #droptheschedule

At our school, May is a crazy, chaotic month.   Students and teachers have worked for 10 months learning new skills, developing abilities and growing knowledge in each course.  With one month left, we are all trying to focus on … Continue reading

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Learning in the great outdoors!

Biology 1 students leave the classroom to learn more . . . Continue reading

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Variation in the “how” and authentic tasks are key to student motivation

As a school leader, I think a lot about what motivates the students at my school. Of course, our work is greatly informed by current educational research on this topic. Yet, I am left to ponder how does this scientific … Continue reading

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VRG students win at #UF2017 (again!)

This week was #UFSTHLM 2017 week.  Many of our senior economy students presented their UF companies at the annual Junior Achievement Convention in Stockholm. During this convention, each team of students presented their company.  Each company represents a concept the … Continue reading

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